Art & Antiques of Rye East Sussex
We offer an iconic collection of Classic, Rare and Unseen Art and Antiques. We have many years of experience in working with private clients and interior decorators, always ensuring that their new works of art or furniture complement the interiors scheme.
Artist Jeffrey Pratt was born in 1940 and started out in the art world on a part time basis training at the St.Martins School of Art. His hard work paid off as he begun to exhibit regularly in America. Jeffrey became a full time painter after his family had grown up and his business passed to his son Dominic.
Jeffrey Pratt is now well known for his bold brush and passion for colour and light. His work is inspired by hu many trips around the world including Turkey, Europe, Africa and India. His favourite destinations are the south of France and Africa which provide him with the fine light he seeks.
Jeffrey’s paintings are collected world-wide and have been exhibited in Singapore, Jamaica and the USA including one man shows around the U.S.A. London exhibitions include Cricket Fine Art, The Kenulf, Lloyds of London, Park Street Gallery and London Contemporary Art Fair.
Hugo Grenville first exhibited in London at the Chelsea Arts Society at the age of 15, although it took him another 14 years to become a full time painter. After leaving school he travelled the Hippy Trail to India, ran out of money, joined the Coldstream Guards and served as an officer in Northern Ireland, West Africa, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) during the Civil War, and finally as an Aide-de-Camp to C-in-C British Army of the Rhine, during which time he painted whenever possible, and studied part-time at Chelsea School of Art and Heatherley’s.
Caro SaintVire grew up in a family of artists. Her mother is a portrait painter with clients all around the globe, her grandfather was a painter and sculptor. Caro graduated from the University of Brighton with a first class degree in Fine Art and took postgrad courses at Chelsea College of Art and Design whilst honing her style and technique. She works within the field of abstracted realism, inspired by the breathtaking natural world around us.
Living abroad in the Swiss Alps gave her an enormous appreciation of mountains, big skies and glorious space. Much of which informs her work. Her travels around Europe and the spectacular landscapes and skies of the USA are all influences in her subject matter. Living on the South Coast of the UK she continues to be inspired by the sublime skies, sunsets and sunrises.
Self taught but strongly influenced by both parents; the sculptor Peter Lyon and Toby Lyon, the Portal painter. Her grandfather was Robert Lyon, principle of Edinburgh School of Art and tutor to The Pitmen Painters, recently made into a play by Lee Hall. Her early work has been dominated by the animal form, depicted in twisted sculptural shapes expressing both power and confinement by filling the canvas.
Valerie Hadida is a contemporary French Sculptor and painter, working mainly in Bronze and Clay.
Her work has been described as a "poetic encounter" meant to make us travel the path of women from adolescence to maturity and through the various emotions and moods that drive these generations of women.
Trained at L'Ecole d'Arts Plastiques et Publicite de la ville de Paris (EMSAT) she has exhibited in galleries since 1990. We have had the honour to collaborate with her in the UK since 2005 and have placed many of her bronzes in homes throughout the Uk.
Ann Oram trained at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA). After her post-graduate year and Andrew Grant Scholarship to France and Italy, Ann returned to ECA to lecture in the Painting school. Ann has spent many years living and working abroad and the inspiration she gets from her travels helps to keep her work fresh and vibrant. During the 1980s, she spent many years living in southern Spain and, more recently, Ann has returned from a long spell in Vienna, Austria. The Austrian journey adventure also allowed her to work in Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Italy and Hungary. Ann exhibits widely throughout the UK, including London, Oxfordshire, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections throughout the world.
Mike Hatchard has had an extraordinarily diverse career as a musician. He began as the pianist for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and studied piano under Peter Wallfisch and composition with Philip Cannon at the Royal College of Music (winning the composer’s prize). Subsequently he toured America as Cleo Laine’s accompanist as a member of the John Dankworth Quintet and became Matt Monro’s youngest ever musical director.
Christopher Marvell studied at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne between 1982 to 1986. His bronze sculptures are sited in numerous public and private locations throughout the UK, USA, France, Spain and Germany.
'When starting a sculpture I am never quite sure how it will end up. I always do lots of drawings and maquettes, working through to the final big sculpture which I model in plaster then cast into bronze My sculptures are figures, birds and animals. My studio working methods have been most influenced by George and David, two old friends who are builders in my village. I am also inspired by the physicality of the bronze foundry.'
A leading portrait sculptor available for private and corporate commissions - bronze busts, figurative and portrait sculpture for your home, garden or office - the perfect gift for special anniversaries and birthdays. Robert Hornyold-Strickland, studied sculpture at the Heatherley School of Art in Chelsea, London, before moving to Bath, he now resides between Malta and Scotland. He undertakes portrait and figurative sculpture commissions both in the UK and overseas.
Artist Julian Bailey was born in 1963 and lives with his family near Dorchester. He had is first exhibition at the Malvern Public Library whilst still at school. He was a student at Ruskin whilst attending New College Oxford, from there he went on to attend the prestigious Royal Academy Schools where he was awarded the Turner Gold Medal and the Landseer Scholarship.
His first major one man exhibition was held in London in 1991, exhibiting regularly since then after joining Browse & Darby in 1999, he was their youngest artist.
Julian settled in Dorset with his family in 1998 where he started painting landscapes and the Dorset coastline.
We are so pleased to be able to exhibit and have for sale a selection of Julian’s unique paintings.